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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

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  1. 1
    + 3979
    - 1616

    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3311
    - 1323

    Running back

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3698
    - 1582

    most listed
    Quarterback

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 3442
    - 1061

    Running back

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2431
    - 1186
    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2969
    - 1914

    Quarterback

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1956
    - 1115

    Quarterback

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2328
    - 1189

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2924
    - 2051

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1941
    - 893

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2317
    - 828

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1975
    - 941

    Running back

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1890
    - 1032

    Quarterback

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1893
    - 1045

    Quarterback

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1565
    - 821

    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1559
    - 711

    Quarterback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1499
    - 942

    Quarterback

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1908
    - 994

    Linebacker

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1502
    - 689

    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1610
    - 697
    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1609
    - 730

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1068
    - 611

    Running back

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1202
    - 589

    Running back

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1161
    - 811

    Tight end

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1338
    - 307

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 963
    - 533

    Running back

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 936
    - 609
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1019
    - 695

    Quarterback

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1168
    - 665

    Quarterback

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 931
    - 546

    Linebacker

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 796
    - 553
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 873
    - 507

    Quarterback

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 976
    - 615

    Quarterback

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1041
    - 640

    Quarterback

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 919
    - 278

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 906
    - 593

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 828
    - 283

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 879
    - 452

    Tight end

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 766
    - 398

    Quarterback

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1285
    - 838

    Running back

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 722
    - 598

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 797
    - 450
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 792
    - 446
    ) open
  44. 44
    + 954
    - 546

    Quarterback

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 706
    - 466

    Free Safety

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 683
    - 484

    Cornerback

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 698
    - 392

    Linebacker

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 547
    - 390

    Running back

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 695
    - 514

    Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 549
    - 385

    Quarterback

    ) open
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